The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland

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Admire The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, a sanctuary spanning several floors with a rock cave carved into the base of a cliff. A life-sized replica of Michelangelo's Pi├Ęta sits as a centerpiece in the cave's shrine. Set amidst 25 ha (62 ac) of botanical gardens, the tranquility of the 34 m (110 ft) grotto serves as a place for reflection away from downtown Portland. Visit the large meditation hall that occupies the main chamber, and enjoy impressive views from the cliff top overlooking the Columbia River Valley. Wander through well-groomed parks home to several chapels and statues. You can also explore hundreds of trails through nearby forests. Put The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother into our Portland holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Portland.
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  • Great views, plants, rock, choir, peaceful, suitalbe for a family day just walking about a beatiful place.  more »
  • I was in awe of the beautiful Grotto, chapel and gardens. It is easily accessible and not far from the airport. The grounds are so well kept. It is serene and calming. Don't miss this place, even if y...  more »
  • Today I spent about three hours at the Portland Grotto. What an overwhelmingly beautiful and serene place to visit as well as peaceful and prayerful. I attended mass which added to the experience. All...  more »